Customs (Amendment) Ordinance, 1998.
Ordinance XVI of 1998
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titles of sections.
Whereas it is expedient further to amend the Customs Act, 1969, for the
purposes hereinafter appearing;
And whereas the National Assembly is not in session and the President is
satisfied that circumstances exist which render it necessary to take immediate
Now therefore, in exercise of powers conferred by clause (1) of article 89
of the Constitution of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the president is
pleased to make and promulgate the following ordinance called the Customs
Amendment Ordinance, 1998.
- It shall come into force at once (December 20, 1998).
- Amendment of section 18, Act IV of 1969.
In the Customs Act, 1969,
hereinforth referred to as the said Act, in section 18, in sub section (2), for
the word and comma "may", on the recommendation, or with the
concurrence, of National Tariff Commission constituted under the National
Tariff Commission Act, 1990, the commission, shall be substituted.
- Amendment of section 19, Act IV of 1969:
In the said Act, in section 19,
in sub section (1), for the full stop at the end a colon shall be
substituted and thereafter the following proviso shall be added, namely:
- "Provided that the federal government shall not exempt any goods
imported into Pakistan from the whole or any part of the customs duties
chargeable thereon, except in the following cases, namely: (a) for
certification of tariff related anomalies on the recommendation of National
Tariff Commission, or (b) for the fulfilment of an international obligation of
the government of Pakistan, or (c) for the purpose of national security or
- In the said Act, the section 20 shall be omitted. In the said Act, clause
(b) shall be omitted; for clause (c), the following shall be substituted,
namely: "(c) the payment in whole or in part of the customs duty paid on
the importation of any goods which have been used in the production,
manufacture, processing, repair or refitting in Pakistan of goods meant for
exportation, or for supply to industrial units, projects, institutions,
agencies and organisations entitled to import the same at concessionary rates.
- In the said Act, section 21A shall be omitted. All notifications issued,
orders made, or exemptions granted under section 19, 20, 21, or 21A as it
existed immediately before the commencement of Customs (Amendment) Ordinance,
1998, shall continue in force but any such notification, order or exemption
may, at any time be rescinded, modified or withdrawn by the federal government
or the CBR which has issued, made or granted such notification, order of